As and when articles come up in the media mentioning 'Adenomyosis' particularly when they are sent in from Association members, information will be detailed on this page, giving us a chance to read more about each other's experiences.
In the UK, for 2020, ITV.com kindly supported April is Adenomyosis Awareness Month 2020 with an on-line article all about adenomyosis. Click on the ITV logo to take a look.
Rannveig Baevre who has spoken to KK magazine in Norway all about her battle with adenomyosis and how it has affected her plans to plan a family:
After one IVF attempt and a miscarriage, Rannveig still believes she’ll be a mom one day
"Want Children: “I’m longing to wake up at three o’clock in the morning to a crying baby.”
- Along with our desire to have children have grown, it’s became clear that I have adenomyosis, a form of endometriosis inside the uterine wall.
What started as pain during my period is today chronic pain in my lower abdomen. In, and the days around my period, the pain is horrendous. And intercourse, especially around the ovulation, is terrible painful. I accepted that we needed In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) to get pregnant. It was when I sat with the first hormone injection I realized that this was something we couldn’t do by ourselves. To get that injection was a teary affair. I got pregnant, but had a miscarriage. I took it really hard. Finally we had achieved what we wanted – and then it was torn away from us.
- We still have a pretty good chance to have our own children, and all out focus is on that right now. Jan Kristian is more open to the adoption process than I am. This might one day be the answer to our prayers to have children, but for me, IVF is the way to go right now. We haven’t set a limit on how many attempts we are willing to go through yet.
Rannveig Bævre (25)
Living with Jan Kristian. Occupation: children and youth worker.